The challenge of 2nd Chance is the activation of vacant buildings and building complexes for a sustainable urban development. In many European cities smaller and larger derelict sites, underused premises, so called “voids” can be found in or near the city centre. These sites often have a negative...
Develop an exchange of experience between 9 cities facing an ageing population - in order to develop greater professional capacity and thus identify and develop good practices - and help them to put in place an integrated approach to dealing with this issues.
Boosting Social Innovation BoostInno is network of 10 EU cities and 1 non EU observer (Lviv from the Ukraine) which works on improving or creating the ecosystems, that stimulate, foster and develop social innovation.
Health is important for the wellbeing of individuals and society, but a healthy population is also a prerequisite for economic productivity and prosperity. The Lisbon strategy underlines the importance of health as a key factor for economic growth. However there is a limited awareness of the...
PEOPLE-POWERED PUBLIC SERVICES. That’s the focus of the 9 cities of the CHANGE! network.
Exploring current approaches to strengthen social cohesion in neighbourhoods
Cruise activity and the recovery of urban and harbour building heritage: Strong elements of the common interest of sea towns to develop and strengthen the urban tourism sector.
Improve the university-city nexus. By applying to the URBACT programme, they want to learn from each other's experiences and practices, and move forward as successful and inclusive knowledge cities to realise Europe's 2020 strategy...
Developing, attracting & retaining Gen-Y 'creative tech' talent in European cities...
Our project will transfer a leading edge Open Innovation approach where citizens and businesses work together with the city, creating innovative solutions to city challenges via an online collaboration platform; GeniUS!
Develop integrated and innovative management strategies for historic urban landscapes
Digital, social media and user-generated content improving urban governance
A European Network of Local Partnerships for the Advancement of Youth Employment and Opportunity
Reconciling patrimonial and environmental qualities to get a sustainable and desirable housing environment in the heart of the cities for a diversified population.
Redefining the function, social role and accessibility of former military heritage, to promote development, sustainability and inclusiveness.
MILE is a Fast Track Pilot Project - one of the tools for implementing Region for Economic Change Programme - launched within the framework of URBACT I, in order to experiment the organisation and working processes before URBACT II.
The Key ideas of MY GENERATION
Promoting employability of young people in a changing labour market, with special focus on enterprising skills and attitudes.
Explore how cities can attract and retain migrant populations and what initiatives cities can employ to make themselves a popular choice with international workers.
Placemaking is a concept that emerged to describe the intentional process of activating new or existing public spaces to create that emotional connection.
Involving parents in the prevention of early school leaving
REviving high-rise Blocks for cohesive and green neighborhoods. The main objective addressed by RE-Block is to foster efficient regeneration of these neighborhoods, making them more attractive and improving their environmental quality, whilst creating an integrated tailor-made approach to combat...
Reviving places, communities and resources
Develop and implement new integrated strategies for a sustainable development at neighbourhood level.
Ten european cities inspire each other to create innovative strategies that revitalize the retail sector in medium-sized cities.
Integration of Roma populations is the focus of our Roma-Net project. The common challenge of our partnership is how to overcome negative attitudes, how to improve consultation and engagement with the Roma community.
ROMA-NeT URBACT II project was established to create a new approach to stimulate information sharing and development across the complex Roma integration policy and operational environment in nine European cities.
Boosting the Frequency of Qualification
Implementation of integrated socio-economic regeneration strategies which build on local strengths and opportunities. This will be achieved by developing an integrated Socio-economic Urban REhabilitation Model for small and medium sized cities.
Social inclusion and well being in cities can hardly be reached without close cooperation between public authorities, citizens and private stakeholders following a principle of co-responsibility.
Temporary Use as a Tool for Urban Regeneration
URBAMECO network focused on strategies and projects that can foster sustainable integrated regeneration of critical urban areas of disadvantage with a special focus on local economy development as key aspect to fight social exclusion.
Promoting citizens engagement in upgrading urban green spaces
The aim of USEAct is to define ways to achieve opportunities for people and businesses to settle in existing locations without consumption of further land, thanks to new planning and partnership approaches.
A core USER idea is that the design of urban public spaces and the main goals of urban planning are challenged by rapid changes in how cities are used. New trends in how public spaces are used, what the new users’ needs are, increasing malfunctions and conflicts among uses, etc., are challenging...